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    Who to approach depends on what his trade skills are.

    It can be hard to get in with mining houses initially, so it might be better to start off approaching mining contractors, eg. Downer EDI Mining, Byrnecut, Barminco, Thiess, Macmahon. (Google "mining contractor" and a bunch will pop up).

    If he's a mobile equipment boily or fitter, he could also think about mining equipment suppliers/contract maintainers, such as Komatsu and CAT.

    If plant and mill maintenance and shut-downs is more up his alley, there are also specialist contractors who look after that. (Sorry - have never dealt with that side of things, so don't know any company names).

    There are also some labour hire groups out there, such as Mining Employment Services, who act as a "pimp" to match suitable candidates up to contract or permanent jobs.

    Finally, do a job search on Seek - there seem to be bazillions of mining job ads on there.

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    My DH has just started working for Barminco a couple of months ago. In his case, it was who he knew rather than how often he approached various companies or how persistant he was.

    He is on his third 2/1 swing at the moment and has progressed from driving underground to "nippering". The work is hot, heavy and exhausting but right up his alley!

    DH is 33yo and has had experience in many varied fields but has no formal qualifications that have anything remotely to do with minig - they're all to do with carpet laying and flood restoration!'

    The best thing to do is start trying and don't give up. It's a long haul often to get into a mine but once you are there, you are well looked after, you have pretty good job security (as long as you don't stuff it up by blowing numbers in the morning or similar).

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    I am in wa in the pilbara if you dont have any trade or qualifications you can get a trade assistant job. Try contractors such as monadelphous, cbi, kaefer, agc. Alot of contacts have finished up here at the moment still work around but you may have a good chance when they are maning up on new jobs starting. Good luck

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